The Hearing Technology Lab: We use an interdisciplinary approach to study how sound and speech are encoded along the auditory pathway. By combining computational modeling with multi-channel EEG, otoacoustic emissions and psychoacoustics, we offer a comprehensive view on how hearing works, and how it is degraded after hearing loss. We develop EEG technology that can be integrated with wearables, and that offers sensitive clinical diagnostic methods that isolates the "hidden hearing loss" (synaptopathy) aspect of hearing problems. We offer model-based individual treatment strategies for the ever-growing noise-exposed and ageing population, and use our knowledge to develop effective prevention methods and an overall understanding of how people operate in an auditory context.
Who we are:
We bring together expertise from different fields to work on hearing science: Physics, Engineering, Psychology , Audiology and Machine Learning
Our Research Methods:
- DFG SPP 1608: The Impact of Hearing Impairment on the Source Generators of Auditory Evoked Potentials
- ERC Starting Grant RobSpear: Robust Speech Encoding in Impaired Hearing
- The 2012 cochlear + OAE model (Fortran/Matlab)
- The 2015-2016 cochlear + OAE model (Matlab/Python)
- The 2015-2016 cochlear + Auditory-nerve model (Matlab/Python)
- The 2018 model: human cochlea+OAE+AN+ABR+EFR. The code is also available on our HearingTechnology GitHub, email me your account and I'll add you as a collaborator (email@example.com)
- Oktober 2017: A short video about my research as part of the Steaaam It! campaign can be seen here.
- June 2017: Acoustical Society of America
- June 2017: Mechanics of Hearing
- June 2017: Fields Institute of Mathematics Invited Lecture (available online)
- May 2017: Lab visit of Prof. Laurel Carney
- April 2017: "Noise seriously harms human health": Noise in Europe Conference
- March 2017: Tijmen and Sarineh are joining the lab to work on the ERC RobSpear Project!
- 21 March: 10 yrs ERC in Brussels with ERC president Prof. Bourguignon and Belgian ERC grantees
- Fall 2016:
- November 2016: Sarah receives the Niedersachsen Wissenshaftspreis (Kat.II Nachwuchswissenschaftler/in)
- Summer 2015: The Auditory Model Workshop